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H_ED_2018A 05/07/2018 01:17:28 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 05/07/2018
Attendance
Bridges X
Everett X
Exum X
Garnett *
Lee X
Leonard X
Lundeen *
McLachlan X
Reyher X
Sias *
Wilson X
Buckner X
Pettersen X
Time 01:17:28 PM to 02:43:49 PM
Place HCR 0112
This Meeting was called to order by Pettersen
This Report was prepared by Damion Pechota
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB18-013 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-269 Referred to House Appropriations
SB18-083 Postponed Indefinitely

SB18-013 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:18:32 PM  

Representative Michaelson Jenet presented and summarized Senate Bill 18-013 concerning expanding the grades eligible for the child nutrition school lunch protection program. The sponsor answered questions from the committee members.

01:26:01 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.
01:28:06 PM  

Irene Orgaz, representing Padres y Jovenes Unidos, testified in support of the bill. She shared her experience as a student.

01:29:36 PM  

Jessica Gould, representing the Colorado School Nutrition Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:31:21 PM  
Michael Cooke, representing the Council for a Strong America, testified in support of the bill.
01:33:34 PM  
The previous three witnesses answered questions from the committee members.
01:37:27 PM  
Ben Waters, representing the Opportunity Coalition of School Districts, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee members.
01:40:09 PM  
Erin Miller, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee members.
01:42:00 PM  
Christy Douglas, representing herself, testified in support of the bill. She discussed her experience as a parent.
01:43:47 PM  
The sponsor provided closing comments. The committee members provided closing comments.


01:50:41 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-013 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded McLachlan
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen No
McLachlan Yes
Reyher No
Sias Excused
Wilson No
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 5   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-269 - Referred to House Appropriations


01:50:50 PM  

Representatives Neville P. and Bridges presented and summarized Senate Bill 18-269 concerning providing funding for local education providers to implement school security improvements to prevent incidences of school violence. The sponsors answered questions from the committee.

01:50:51 PM  

There was no one signed up to testify on the bill.

01:58:34 PM  
The sponsors provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


02:01:28 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-269 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Bridges
Bridges Yes
Everett Yes
Exum Yes
Garnett Excused
Lee Excused
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan Yes
Reyher Yes
Sias Excused
Wilson Yes
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 10   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-083 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:01:49 PM  

Representative Ransom presented and summarized Senate Bill 18-083 concerning the creation of income tax credits for nonpublic education. The sponsor answered questions from the committee members.

02:07:58 PM  

Carolyn Martin, representing Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC), testified in support of the bill.  She distributed a handout to the committee [Attachment A].

02:09:47 PM  

Stuart Pack, representing the Anti-Defamation League, testified in opposition to the bill.

02:13:39 PM  
Aaron Bloom, a student from the University of Colorado-Boulder, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:16:18 PM  
The previous two witnesses answered questions from the committee members.
02:19:07 PM  
Jim Johnson, representing the Colorado Association of Private Schools, testified in support of the bill.
02:22:06 PM  

Mindy Jordan, representing herself as a parent in the CHEC, testified in support of the bill.

02:23:24 PM  

Teagan Jordan, representing himself as a student in the CHEC, testified in support of the bill. He discussed his experience as a home school student.

02:24:39 PM  
The previous three witnesses answered questions from the committee members.
02:25:17 PM  

Joy Runnels, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:28:16 PM  

Phil Ross, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.

02:30:41 PM  
Marilyn Rhodes, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
02:33:55 PM  

Stefania Vaughan, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.

02:37:21 PM  

Amber Egbert, representing the Department of Revenue answered questions from the committee members.

02:39:23 PM  

The sponsor provided closing comments on the bill. The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.



02:42:26 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-083 to the Committee on Finance.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded Everett
Bridges No
Everett Yes
Exum No
Garnett No
Lee No
Leonard Yes
Lundeen Yes
McLachlan No
Reyher Yes
Sias Yes
Wilson Yes
Buckner No
Pettersen No
YES: 6   NO: 7   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:43:27 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-083 indefinitely.
Moved Buckner
Seconded Lee
Bridges Yes
Everett No
Exum Yes
Garnett Yes
Lee Yes
Leonard No
Lundeen No
McLachlan Yes
Reyher No
Sias No
Wilson No
Buckner Yes
Pettersen Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:43:49 PM   Committee Adjourned






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